Charting the Decline
October 5, 2017
Over 50 dead and more than 500 injured in what has been described as “The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. History.”
When I was a teen that distinction was held by the University of Texas tower shootings when 16 people were killed and 31 were injured by Charles Whitman in 1966. After fifty years that shooting now ranks 7th. And while the United States has had the most mass shootings of any country it is a global epidemic.
Whether we see it in mass shootings, terrorist attacks or “oops that was an innocent village not an ISSI base” the disdain for human life seems to be on the rise.
It’s easy to place the blame on gun control or violence in the media, but it would be interesting to chart the correlation between that disdain for human life and the decline in people’s connection with God and His church.
Because, if there is no God there are no absolutes and if humanity wasn’t created in the image of God than then there is no reason that human life should be treated with respect and the trajectory for society as a whole isn’t looking all that promising. And that is a problem that society can’t fix on it’s own.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.